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Denmark faces ‘serious’ terrorism risk – Security & Intelligence agency

The terrorist threat in Denmark remains “serious,” with some jihadists who left Europe to join Islamic State now returning and possibly planning attacks at home, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) said in a report.

Military action against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria and Iraq has reduced the terrorist group’s capacity, PET said. Nevertheless, people in the West are being asked to commit terrorist attacks; at least 150 Danish nationals have joined IS since 2012, according to the report.

“Some people have both intent and capacity to commit terrorist attacks in Denmark,” PET added. “They are motivated by the idea that Islam is under attack from the West,” PET wrote.

IS propaganda tools and ideology may still have a far-reaching impact on socially marginalized young people, who are at higher risk of being radicalized, according to PET.

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